SMaRT STEAM Explorers is a science and engineering program focused on homeschool students ages 9 to 11 years old. Curriculum will focus hands-on individual and group projects on 5th grade California standards.
Our secular approach to science focuses on scientific inquiry and theory based on empirical and measurable evidence.
Sessions will run 4 to 6 weeks as the school breaks and holiday calendars allow.
This program is run at our science and technology center, SciTech Academy, in Palm Springs.
Students see the Scientific Method in action ! Registration Now Open!
Session runs 5 weeks to February 23rd
Explore the scientific method
Learn the difference between an experiment and a demonstration
Learn how to research a topic, come up with a hypothesis, and test it: Which disinfectants work best?
Students learn about our amazing desert ecosystem!
Session runs 6 weeks to Dec 15th
Learn how animals survive in the desert!
Visit the Thousand Palms Oasis at the Coachella Valley Preserve!
Students see the power of wind up close!
Session runs 5 weeks to Oct. 27th
Explore the science and engineering of harnessing the wind!
Everyone will take home their own mini-turbine!
More sessions coming for Winter/Spring 2023!
While it is our hope to have a consistent group of students who can learn together and develop a cohesive learning environment over time, we do not require anyone to commit to the entire school year.
At times it may be necessary for some light research or a portion of a project to be completed outside of class time but this will be minimal.
Yes. Each class will have at least one item taken home that may be submitted to your charter school but you should check with your HST to verify that work submitted meets their criteria.
This program is not intended to be a co-op per se, but rather a cohort style learning group focused on STEAM exploration.
Not at this time. It is our hope to add a middle school aged cohort in the future.
SciTech Academy is located at 745 N Gene Autry Trail, on the grounds of the Palm Springs Air Museum. Follow signs for "Berger Learning Annex."
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